Satisfaction and engagement of parents within K-12 schools.
Five Big Issues for Parents

Five Big Issues for Parents

This past week we conducted focus groups with one of the school districts that participated in our Parent Engagement and Satisfaction Survey in December 2009 which highlighted some exemplary education leadership and school leadership practices. The focus groups included over 100 parents from eight different public schools including a mix of elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools.

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Can Web 2.0 Break School-to-Home Barriers?

Many school leaders, district administrators and experts on effective educational leadership that I speak with spend a significant amount of time figuring out how to connect with parents. The research clearly indicates that parental involvement is critical to student success. And so, educators create elaborate (and often time consuming) ways to increase parent interaction with the school.

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Benchmark Reports

Each year the Center works with public districts across America to gather input from all stakeholder groups.  We compile the results of our survey data into Research Reports that illustrate issues and trends from the perspective of each stakeholder group.  Our published reports provide school leaders, district leaders, school board members, researchers, journalists, and others access to the results of our four primary stakeholder assessments.  Each of these available research reports is outlined in detail below:

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